One of the key goals of this new 309 bed 88,655 s.f. residence hall is to create a vibrant and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that meets the needs of the modern higher education student. The upper floors of the six story building each house between 45-50 sophomores in six to eight bed suites, and provide a lounge that promotes social activity among residents. The first floor includes an entry foyer, community resident director suite, three additional bedroom suites, building storage and mechanical, and a multipurpose room to hold both social and academic events. Interior space planning is cognizant of appropriate adjacencies for effective and efficient operations and residents who are physically challenged. The design calls for minimum energy consumption and maximum maintenance efficiency, while blending with the Spanish Mission architectural style inherent to the campus.